Digital video from a buyer's perspective

Dec 1, 2015 - Differing perspectives can influence how a campaign is executed and what technologies are used. This can be even more confusing when it comes to digital video. Comments

Tweets of the Week: AMAs and Adele keep brands rocking, while also saying thanks

tweets-of-the-week-dwts-bindi-irwin Nov 25, 2015 - Between "The American Music Awards," "Dancing With the Stars", and the launch of Adele's record-breaking album "25," Twitter was awash with singing and dancing this week. Oh and don't forget the Thanksgiving turkey! Comments

Getting it right with social when everything we know is wrong

do-the-right-thing Nov 25, 2015 - Though still relatively new to the marketing sphere, social media has undergone many incarnations. As a communication tool, what is its true branding value and purpose? Comments

How to use Pinterest Group Boards to drive traffic and increase engagement

pinterest-fashion-popular-500 Nov 24, 2015 - Here's how you can effectively use Group Boards on Pinterest and leverage the social platform as a marketing channel, to increase engagement and drive traffic to brands' websites. Comments

One profile to serve them all: how a unified customer view drives mar-tech bliss

one-ring-to-rule-flickr-13583362554-97d89bede0-b Nov 24, 2015 - In anticipation of Black Friday, we explain the advantages of a universal consumer profile; improving B2C interactions via personalization and enhancing the customer journey. Comments

How brands promoted themselves in the lead up to Alibaba's Singles Day

asos-gif-singles-day-love Nov 23, 2015 - Thousands of brands participate in Alibaba's e-commerce shopping holiday, Singles Day. Here is how ASOS, Xiaomi, and Zalora have found ways to stand out from the crowd. Comments

Traveling at the speed of culture: can marketing automation keep up?

oreo-bling-bling Nov 23, 2015 - For successful brand campaigns that emerge based on real-time reactions to culturally relevant events, marketing automation capitalizes on these moments by driving consumer engagement. Comments

3 takeaways from Social Media Week Chicago

chicago-mural Nov 20, 2015 - Relevance as a quantifiable concept and brands themselves being influencers were a couple of eye-openers I picked up from spending a day at Social Media Week. Comments

Building brand advocates in a connected world

my-gen-1 Nov 20, 2015 - To create brand advocates and ultimately increase conversion efficiency, connect and engage with audiences by leveraging social media platforms such as Facebook. Comments

Content studio helps Marriott corner the market on travel entertainment

marriott-logo Nov 17, 2015 - Marriott has ramped up its content marketing since becoming the first hotel brand to launch its own content studio. A year later, the chain is filming a sequel to its popular short film. Comments

How can you solve your mobile marketing problem?

mobile-mail Nov 17, 2015 - What is the most effective channel and the best strategy to reach consumers in today's market? According to research, email newsletters tailored for mobile is a recipe for success. Comments

Why have QR codes taken off in China?

qr-codes-in-china-clickz-live-screenshot Nov 15, 2015 - In China, brands are using QR codes for everything – from digital campaigns, to branding, to content marketing and O2O e-commerce strategies. And it's all because of WeChat. Comments

Starbucks shows the power of silence during the red cup controversy

starbucks-redcups Nov 13, 2015 - Starbucks' plain red holiday cup has been oddly polarizing. But rather than defend itself against the controversy, the brand came out ahead by letting its fanbase do the talking. Comments

Welcome to the new era of B2B video

watching-video Nov 12, 2015 - Contrary to popular belief, the creative execution of video content for B2B marketing has recently improved greatly. Here are some examples that even rival the quality of B2C ads. Comments

4 E.A.S.Y opportunities you must master before 2016

easy-st-flickr-569593575-4c368e5f9d-z Nov 11, 2015 - Creating consumer-centric experiences and solutions can be "easy" and will help separate the winners from the losers in 2016. Comments

Outstream video: the secret weapon for retailers

gifts-xmas Nov 11, 2015 - A fiscally conservative alternative to pre-roll ads, here's why retailers should consider using outstream video to showcase brand content during the holiday shopping season. Comments

Interaction helps brands stand out in the vast volume of video

interactive-video Nov 10, 2015 - With so many marketers utilizing video these days, it's becoming harder to stand out. Interactive videos solve that problem, while also naturally increasing engagement. Comments

How Alibaba's annual shopping festival is revolutionizing e-commerce

alibaba-singles-day-logo Nov 9, 2015 - Alibaba wants to change the world's e-commerce landscape, using its Singles Day on November 11 as a springboard. Comments

5 tips to nail your next influencer marketing campaign

lebron-kia Nov 6, 2015 - Everyone knows that social media influencers are often better at reaching people than celebrities. Here are five steps for implementing campaigns with them. Comments

Tweets of the week: Rugby World Cup and a race that stops a nation

tow-all-blacks-winning-tweet Nov 5, 2015 - Because Australia and New Zealand battled it out in the rugby and the first female jockey won the Melbourne Cup, sport was a major part of this week's Tweets in the Asia-Pacific region. Comments

3 tips for creating compelling visual content on social media

visual-content-flickr-926890-640 Nov 4, 2015 - As users continue to adopt a mobile-first approach to online access, marketers need to create more compelling content for visual platforms like Instagram to engage consumers. Comments

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